Rev. 10 Aug. 2015, Gen. 94

 

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM GRAVES AND SARAH FISHER OF CULPEPER CO., VA AND KY

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

William Graves (1) was probably born either 1755 or 1776, probably in Culpeper Co., VA.  He may have married Sarah Fisher of Culpeper Co., VA, possibly on 22 Dec. 1790.  Another William Graves, son of Thomas Graves and Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, of genealogy 270 has apparently been confused with this William, and the two families have been blended together.  There is still much research to be done to get everything straightened out.  The children listed below have been proven to be connected by DNA testing of their descendants, and others will be added when DNA results or documentation shows they should be.

It has been noticed that Alexander Reid Russell, descended from Thomas Graves and Sarah Lawson of gen. 270, married Mary Etta Lowe in this genealogy, and John Bell Peter, descended from Elizabeth Graves and Jesse Peter of gen. 270, married Mary E. Isham in this genealogy.  It is possible that the descendants of both that Thomas Graves and that Elizabeth Graves also belong in this genealogy.

DNA testing of descendants has shown that William Graves of this genealogy shares a common Graves ancestry with Francis Graves of genealogy 220, and it is likely that William was descended from Francis, possibly by way of John Graves of genealogy 56.

Children - Graves

+2.   John Graves, b. 19 Aug. 1775, m(1) Margaret Stinnett, 2 Feb. 1795, m(2) Delilah (Smith) Bailey, d. 9 Nov. 1838 (or 16 May 1839).

+3.   William Graves, Jr., b.c. 1781, m. Elizabeth Sweeney, 4 Nov. 1805, d. 24 Dec. 1850.

+4.   Thomas Sims Graves, b. 13 July 1794, m(1) Harriet R. Gist, 4 March 1822, m(2) Mary E. Graves, d. 6 May 1859.

+5.   Uriah Noah Graves, b.c. 1797, m(1) Elizabeth Peters, 23 Jan. 1815, m(2) Susan Anderson Freeman, m(3) Martha Daniels.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (1)

John Graves (2) was born 19 Aug. 1775, probably in VA, died 16 May 1839 (or 9 Nov. 1838) in Washington Co., KY, and was buried in the Graves Family Cem. on what is now Jim Powell farm on Wesley Miller Road, near Mackville, KY.  He first married Margaret (“Peggy”) Stinnett, daughter of John Stinnett, on 2 Feb. 1795 in Mercer Co., KY.  She was born in Aug. 1775 in Amherst Co., VA, died 20 June 1836 in Washington Co., KY, and was also buried in the Graves Family Cem.  After Margaret died, John married second Delilah (Smith) Bailey.  The children listed below were all named in the will of John Graves in Washington Co.

It was previously thought that this John Graves was a son of Leonard Graves of Mercer Co., KY, who first married Mariah Gordon and married second Sarah Brown, but that does not appear to be so.

Matilda Graves and William C. Graves are recorded as being born seven days apart; apparently one of those dates is incorrect.  However, those dates do appear on their tombstones.  (R‑15, R‑18, R‑25)

Children - Graves, by Margaret Stinnett

+6.   Nathan Graves, b.c. 1798, m. Margaret Hart, 12 Nov. 1817, d. after 1870.

    7.  Milly Graves, b.c. 1800, m(1) Matthew Flournoy, 12 Oct. 1816 (Washington Co., KY), m(2) Seth Sevil.

+8.   William C. Graves, b. 27 Oct. 1801, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 24 July 1890.

+9.   Matilda Graves, b. 3 Nov. 1801, m. James Bailey III, 20 (or 30) Oct. 1823, d. Oct. 1836.

    10.   Mahala Graves, b.c. 1804, m. Charles Brady, 1 Dec. 1823, d. aft. 1880.

+11.   Hardin Graves, b.c. 1805, m. Rhoda Gabhart, 18 Sept. 1828, d. Oct. 1878.

    12.   Johnson Graves, b.c. 1800-1810, m. Laviney ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  His will was dated 26 Jan. 1846, Mercer Co., KY.  He was listed in the 1840 census for Washington Co., KY, age 30-40 (b. 1800-1810), with 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 female under 5, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, and 1 female 20-30 (perhaps his wife).  In 1840 he was living next to or near his uncles Uriah and William, and Zachariah Lawson who was probably the husband of his aunt Nancy.

    13.   Nancy Graves, m(1) Berry Mayes, 28 Sept. 1835 (Washington Co., KY), m(2) Allen W. Mayes, 23 Oct. 1836 (Washington Co., KY), d. bef. 1847.

+14.   Felix Graves, b. 13 Jan. 1815, m. Mary Long, 23 Oct. 1839, d. 26 March 1896.

 

William Graves, Jr. (3) was born about 1781 in Washington Co., KY, and died 24 Dec. 1850 (or in 1852).  He married Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Sweeney, daughter of Moses Sweeney (b. 1734 (near Belfast, Antrim, Ireland), d. 27 June 1813 (Lincoln Co., KY) and Elizabeth Johnson (d. 1832), on 4 Aug. 1805 in Lincoln Co., KY.  Moses Sweeney was the witness.  Betsy was born about 1785 in Amherst Co., VA and died in Washington Co., KY, probably 18 June 1843.  In settlement of Elizabeth Sweeney's estate, a William Graves helped.  William Graves also signed a receipt in settlement of Moses Sweeney's estate, 4 Feb. 1815, Lincoln Co., Ky.

According to Lincoln Co. Marriages & Tombstone Inscriptions, by S. Dunn, 1780-1850, Old Drake Cem.: William Graves, 30 Jan. 1768-14 Dec. 1852, a soldier under Anthony Wayne.

According to Virginia Genealogist, p. 120, Henry Co. Wills: Will of William Graves of Henry Co., dated 12 May 1790, To my son William Graves at his mother's death one Negro.  Lists other children and is by William Graves, Sr.

According to some people (R‑21, R‑22), William Graves married Peggy Graham on 11 July 1812 (or before 1810) in Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY, and had daughter Sydney (Lyseney) Graves, b. 20 Aug. 1809 (or 1810) in Mercer Co., KY, and married Michael Yankee (or Yankey) on 4 June 1827 in Mercer Co., KY.  This seems to be in conflict with some of the other information presented here, and it is not known which is correct.  It appears that there may be two different men named William Graves who married different wives in different counties, but that is not clear.  (R‑16, R‑24)

Children - Graves

+15.   Sydney Graves, b. 20 Aug. 1810, m. Michael Yankee, 4 June 1827, d. 19 July 1869.

+16.   Woodford Graves, b.c. 1815, m. Caroline Sweeney, d. 1863.

+17.   Marinda Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1810-1820, m. Milton Busby, d. bef. 1850.

+18.   William Franklin Graves, b. March 1822, m. Amy C. Mayes, d. aft. 1880.

 

Thomas Sims Graves (4) was born 13 (or 3) July 1794 in Culpeper Co., Va., and died 6 May 1859 in Nelson Co., Ky. He moved from VA to Fayette Co., KY in 1817.  He first married Harriet R. Gist (spelled Guest in one source) on 4 March 1822 in Bardstown, Nelson Co., KY.  She died in 1831 in Fayette Co., KY.  He secondly married Mary E. Graves, perhaps the daughter of Benjamin Graves and Sally Cole, on 11 Oct. 1833 in Woodford Co., KY.  Nelson Graves, Mary’s brother, was a witness on the marriage bond.  (She was said by one source to be a daughter of his uncle James Graves.  It is not presently clear which daughter this is; it might be the Elizabeth Graves who first married Samuel McCoy.)  Mary was born about 1805 in VA.

The will of Thomas S. Graves was made 25 Dec. 1858 and probated 13 June 1859.

"In the name of God and trusting in him for life and salvation, I Thomas S. Graves of the county of Nelson and State of Kentucky being weak of body though sound of mind and fully admonished of making some disposition of my earthly goods do this day make and declare this to be my last will and testament and desire the same to be received and recorded as such.

First, it is my will and desire that my farm and all the provisions for my family for the ensuing year shall remain for the use and benefit of my family without sale or distribution.  Second, at my death, all of my personal and perishable property not otherwise disposed of to be sold immediately and the farm sold at expiration of the incoming year.  Third, it is my will and desire that two thousand dollars of the proceeds of the sale of my farm shall be set apart as a fund to rept (receive) interest for the maintenance and support of my beloved wife Mary Graves and that she be fully provided for until said fund and interest becomes available and at her death one thousand dollars of said fund is to be given and paid to my daughter Sarah Ann Hobbs and also all the home furniture that may remain after the death of my wife to be given to my daughter before named all to be given to her and her bodily heirs for their own use and benefit and that the remaining one thousand dollars of said fund after the death of my wife to be equally divided between my two sons James E. Graves and Benjamin F. Graves and my daughter Mary E. Smith her part for the purpose of aiding in the education and support of her children she having the full control of the same.

Fourth, After the payment of all my just debts and one thousand and fifty dollars paid over to my son Thomas B. Graves and a good horse saddle and bridle given to my son Benjamin F. Graves or that will be equivalent when he is twenty one years old then all of my estate that remains and not otherwise disposed of to be equally divided between all of my children to wit -- Edward W. Graves, William F. Graves, Thomas B. Graves, James E. Graves, Benjamin F. Graves, Mary E. Smith, and Sarah Ann Hobbs that part coming to my son Edward W. Graves I wish to be given to his son Thomas Smith Graves and wish him to comply with this request.

Fifth, I wish my wife before any sale of my personal property to give to my sons James and Benjamin a good bead (bed?) and clothing such as I have heretofore given to my children.

Sixth, I hereby appoint my two sons Edward and William Graves as my executors of this my last will and desire them faithfully to comply with and execute all the provisions herein named and I also appoint them as trustees for my two sons James and Benjamin to take care of and manage Benjamin's part of my estate for him and attend to his education and support until he is of lawful age and that part coming to my son James they are to held as his trustee for his proper use and benefit until such time as in their best judgement he has sufficiently studied himself so as to be fully competent for the management of the same without kneedlessly waisting the same.  Having duly disposed of all my estate as in my judgement is best so to do I hereby set my hand this 25th day of Dec. 1858.

T.S. Graves

Attest:

E. E. Murphy

Bryant Y. Neal

 

It was previously believed that Thomas Sims Graves was descended from Capt. Thomas Graves of VA (genealogy 169), and that he was a son of William Graves and Sarah Fisher.  Through DNA analysis, it has been proven that he was not descended from Capt. Thomas Graves.  Examination of census data has also shown that the Thomas Graves who lived near the descendants of William Graves was the one who was born about 1790 and married Sarah, and not Thomas Sims Graves, substantiating the conclusion from the DNA results.

The 1830 census for Fayette Co., KY, page 352, lists 1 male 0-5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 15-20, 2 males 30-40, 1 female 0-5, and 1 female 30-40.  Thomas and Mary were in the 1850 census for Nelson Co., KY, with children Edward, Thomas, James, Sarah, and Benjamin.  Mary was in the 1860 census for Nelson Co., KY, living with her step‑son Thomas.  (R‑1, R‑200, R‑201, R‑202)

Children - Graves, by Harriet R. Gist

+19.   Edward Willis Graves, b. 1822, m. Elizabeth Wells, 1851, d. 6 March 1884.

    20.   William Fisher Graves, b. 12 Oct. 1824, never married, d. 30 May 1886.

+21.   Thomas Bushrod Graves, b. 12 Jan. 1828, m. Delia Angela Wells, d. 7 Dec. 1886.

    22.   Mary E. Graves, prob. b. 1825-1830, m. Abraham Smith, Dec. 1848.

Children - Graves, by Mary E. Graves

+23.   James Edgar Graves, b. 18 July. 1833, m(1) Martha C. Johnson, c. 1870, m(2) Elizabeth B. Laird, 23 Oct. 1875, d. 9 June 1913.

+24.   Sarah Ann Graves, b.c. 1839, m. William M. Hobbs, 14 Sept. 1858, d. 20 Nov. 1915.

    25.   Benjamin F. Graves, b.c. 1842, married.  No children.

 

Uriah Noah Graves (5) was born about 1797 in Washington Co., KY, and was buried in MO.  He first married Elizabeth Peters on 23 Jan. 1815 in Washington Co., KY.  She was born about 1800 and died before 1842.  He married second Susan Anderson Freeman on 15 March 1842 in Anderson Co., KY.  His third marriage was to Martha W. Daniels on 12 Dec. 1848 in Mercer Co., KY.  She was born about 1812 in KY, and died before 1860 in Nodaway Co., MO.  All his children were probably born in Washington Co., KY.

Uriah with wife Martha was in the 1850 census for Washington Co., KY.  He was in the 1860 census for Nodaway Co., MO, with no wife, and children Melvin, Dallas, Polk, Margaret, and William, all born in KY.  He was in the 1870 census for Lincoln Twp., Nodaway Co., MO, with wife Elisa A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, and 5 children born in MO, the first 4 probably Elisa’s by her previous marriage, and William A. Graves, 18.  He was a farmer.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth Peters

+26.   Samuel Graves, b.c. 1815, m. Ann Montgomery, 29 June 1843, d. 18 Nov. 1875.

+27.   Uriah Noah Graves, b.c. 1820, m(1) Nancy Ann Goode, 11 Nov. 1855, m(2) Elizabeth A. Martin, d. 1880‑87.

+28.   Francis Marion Graves, b.c. 1824, m. Margaret Ann Pickeral, 10-11 Oct. 1860, d. 17 Jan. 1893.

+29.   Mary Ann Graves, b. 26 April 1825, m. Samuel W. Martin, 18 April 1845, d. 29 Jan. 1899.

    30.   Martha (or Sarah) Graves, b.c. 1830.  She was listed as Martha, age 21 in the 1850 census.

Children - Graves, probably by Martha W. Daniels

    31.   Melvin Graves, b.c. 1844.

+32.   James K. Polk Graves, b. Jan. 1846, m. Abbie Delilah Elliott, c. 1865, d. 8 Dec. 1914.

    33.   George M. D. Graves, b.c. 1846.

    34.   Margaret Graves, b.c. 1849.

+35.   William Allen Graves, b. 14 Nov. 1853, m. Sarah Martha Pickerel, 24 Jan. 1875, d. 14 Nov. 1907.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GRAVES (2) AND MARGARET STINNETTE

Nathan Graves (6) was born about 1798 in KY, and died after 1870 (probably 1875) in KY.  He married Margaret (“Peggy”) Hart, daughter of Charles Hart and Margaret Ann Edwards, on 12 Nov. 1817 in Washington Co., KY.  She was born 29 July 1797 in Washington Co., KY, and died 22 May 1876 in Mercer Co., KY.  They were in the 1850-1870 censuses for Washington Co., KY.  Peggy married second Jacob Mitchell.  He was born about 1793 in TN.  (R‑20)

Children - Graves

+36.   Eli H. Graves, b.c. 1818, m(1) Mary Ann Potts, m(2) Annie L. Simmons, d. 22 Aug. 1886.

+37.   Samuel Henry Graves, b. 28 May 1823, m(1) Margaret Ellen Kirkland, 1 Nov. 1842, m(2) Mary Etta Graves, 1 Aug. 1891, d. 24 Oct. 1899.

    38.   daughter, b. 1826-1830, d. before 1837.

 

William C. Graves (8) was born 27 Oct. 1801[1] in KY, died 24 July 1890, and was buried in Cherry Run Presbyterian Church Cem., Newtown, Scott Co., KY.  He first married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 26 Oct. 1805, died 6 March 1836, and was also buried in Cherry Run Cem.  His second wife’s name is not known.  William was recorded with his children on the 1850 census in District 1, Scott Co., KY, the 1860 and 1870 censuses in Georgetown, Scott Co., KY, and the 1880 census in Newtown, KY; his children were born in KY.  There is a Sally Ann Graves also buried with the family; she is listed with an unknown birth date, and a death date of 23 Oct. 1844.  It is possible that she is William’s second wife and the mother of these children.  Note she died only five months after Dabney’s birth.  (R‑15)

Children - Graves, by 2nd wife

    39.   Elizabeth Graves, b. 22 Dec. 1837, m. John W. French, d. 2 Jan. 1916 (Scott Co., KY).

    40.   Priscilla Graves, b.c. 1840.

    41.   Wallace (or Wallis) Graves b. 30 May 1842, d. 10 May 1893 (or 1863).  Bur. Cherry Run Cem.

    42.   Dabney Howard Graves, b. 21 May 1844, d. 29 Sept. 1863.  Bur. Cherry Run Cem.

 

Matilda Graves (9) was born 3 Nov. 1801[2] in Mercer Co., KY, and died in Oct. 1836 in Washington Co., KY.  She married James Bailey III, son of James Bailey II and Rebecca (‑‑‑‑) Brady, on 20 (or 30) Oct. 1823 in Washington Co., KY.  He was born in 1790 in KY, and died 27 April 1873 in Washington Co., KY, according to his tombstone. They were buried in Graves Family Cem., Mackville, Washington Co., KY.  (R‑15)

Children - Bailey

+47.   Margaret Bailey, b. 1829, m. Jourdan Hale McIntire, 11 Nov. 1845, d. 16 Sept. 1870.

 

Hardin Graves (11) was born about 1805 in KY, and died 10 Oct. 1878 in Washington Co., KY.  He first married Rhoda Gabhart (or Gabbert), daughter of Peter Gabhart and Sarah Coleman, on 18 Sept. 1828 in Mercer Co., KY.  She was born about 1810 in KY, and died in 1865.  This family was recorded on the 1850 and 1860 censuses in Washington Co., KY; their children were born in KY.  Children Margaret and Lewis were recorded as ‘idiot or idiotic’ on several censuses.  Hardin was a farmer.  Hardin and Rhoda were buried in Graves Family Cem., Mackville, Washington Co., KY.  Hardin married second Susan Eliot in Nov. 1867.  They were recorded on the 1870 census in Washington Co., KY.  She was born about 1832 in KY.  (R‑17)

Children - Graves, by Rhoda Gabbert

    48.   Sally Graves, b. Sept. 1829 (Washington Co., KY), d. Nov. 1829 (Washington Co., KY).

    49.   Infant, b. and d. Oct. 1830.  Bur. Graves Family Cem. (Mackville, KY).

+50.   Madison Graves, b. 30 March 1832, m. Martha Jane Isham, 2 Nov. 1854, d. 24 June 1898.

    51.   Malvina Graves, b. 18 April 1834, m. John Moreland Wycoff, Jr., 18 May 1851, d. 24 Jan. 1868.  Bur. Graves Family Cem.  He was b. 13 Dec. 1822 (KY), d. 26 Sept. 1900.

    52.   Margaret Graves, b.c. 1836, d. aft. 1870.

    53.   Leanty Graves, b. 6 March 1838, d. 24 Aug. 1848 (both in Washington Co., KY).

    54.   Rhoda Graves, b.c. 1840, m. Frederick Brown, 30 April 1862 (Washington Co., KY), d. 1872 (Trigg Co., KY).

+55.   Paralee Graves, b. 13 March 1842, m. James Melbourne Isham, 15 Oct. 1857, d. 26 Feb. 1906.

    56.   Eliza J. Graves, b.c. 1844, m. James F. Brown, 17 Feb. 1866 (Washington Co., KY).

    57.   Henry C. Graves, b. 16 Feb. 1846, m. Mollie Wilson, 28 Sept. 1871 (Washington Co., KY),  d. 22 Feb. 1922 (Mercer Co., KY).  Bur. Peter Cem.

    58.   Jane Fannie Graves, b.c. 1848.

+59.   John B. Graves, b. 15 Oct. 1850, m. Elizabeth Durham, d. 9 Jan. 1917.

    60.   Esther E. Graves, b.c. 1851, d. 25 Feb. 1854 (Washington Co., KY).

    61.   Naomi Graves, b. 1 Oct. 1852, d. 19 Jan. 1854.

    62.   Lewis H. Graves, b. 10 Dec. 1855, d. 16 Aug. 1876.

    63.   Madison Graves, b.c. 1861.

 

Felix Graves (14) was born 13 Jan. 1815 in KY, died 26 March 1896 near Mackville, Washington Co., KY, and was buried in the Graves Family Cem. on what is now the Jim Powell farm, Wesley Miller Road, near Mackville.  He married Mary Long.  She was born about 1815 in KY or MD, and died after 1880.  They lived near Mackville, Washington Co., KY.  They were recorded on the 1850-1880 censuses in Washington Co., KY.  In the 1880 census, Mary is listed as 67, born in MD, with both her parents born in MD, and Felix, 66, and all the children were listed as born in KY, with both his parents born in VA.  The 1850 census listed everyone born in KY, with Felix age 33 and Mary age 35.  The 1880 census also listed a granddaughter Mary E. Pike.  (R‑14)

Children - Graves

+64.   John Walter Graves, b. 8 Sept. 1840, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    65.   Sarah J. Graves, b.c. 1844.

    66.   Margaret (“Maggie”) Graves, b.c. 1849.

    67.   William M. Graves (twin), b. 1852, d. 5 Oct. 1852.  (Both in Washington Co., KY).

    68.   James A. Graves (twin), b. 1852, d. 12 July 1852.  (Both in Washington Co., KY).

    69.   Marietta Graves, b. 25 May 1853, m. Samuel Henry Graves (#37), 1 Aug. 1891, d. 26 Nov. 1930.  See #37 for more information.

    70.   Woodford Graves, b.c. 1856, m. Catherine ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (3) AND ELIZABETH SWEENEY

Sydney (“Manda”) Graves (15) was born 20 Aug. 1810 in KY, and died 13 July 1869 in Washington Co., KY.  She married Michael (“Mike”) Yankee, son of Jacob Yankee and Mary Starum, on 4 June 1827 in Mercer Co., KY.  He was born 15 Sept. 1803 in Perryville, Boyle Co., KY, and died 20 July 1877 in Washington Co., KY.  This family was recorded on the 1850 and 1860 censuses in Washington Co., KY; their children were born in KY.  She was recorded as Sydney on the 1850 and 1860 censuses.  Mike married second Lucinda J. Bradley on 13 Sept. 1869 in Mercer Co., KY.  (R‑21, R‑22)

Children - Yankey

+71.   William Graves Yankee, b. 22 March 1827, m(1) Lucinda Tombs, c. 1852, m(2) Mary Ellen Demaree, 28 June 1857, d. 26 Jan. 1915.

+72.   Mary Elizabeth Yankee, b. 20 May 1829, m. Adam Young, 20 Aug. 1845, d. 22 July 1854.

+73.   John F. Yankee, b. 18 Aug. 1831, m. Martha Ann Botts, 6 Nov. 1856, d. aft. 1880.

+74.   Martha Jane Yankee, b. 15 Sept. 1832, m. Ludwell Holden Demaree, 14 April 1853, d. 4 Sept. 1888.

+75.   Marinda Catherine Yankee, b. 26 Oct. 1835, m. George Thomas Kimberlin, 28 Dec. 1856, d. 31 Dec. 1906.

    76.   James Franklin Yankee, b. 15 July 1836, m. Sarah Emma ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1880 (Freestone Co., TX).

+77.   Woodford Yankee, b. 4 March 1838, m. Sarah Elizabeth Jett, 8 Aug. 1859, d. 24 Nov. 1911.

+78.   David Yankee, b. 19 April 1840, m. Georgia Anna Lanham, 21 Feb. 1867, d. 27 Nov. 1914.

    79.   Jacob Yankee, b. 13 March 1842, d. bef. 1850.

    80.   Henry C. Yankee, b. 26 Aug. 1844, d. 6 June 1865.  Of Civil War wounds.  Bur. Nashville National Cem. (Nashville, TN).

+81.   Malissa A. Yankee, b. 4 March 1847, m. Christopher Columbus Christie, 2 Nov. 1865, d. 12 Feb. 1925.

+82.   Millie Frances Yankee, b. 8 April 1850, m. John Shewmaker, 26 Nov. 1868, d. 8 Sept. 1919.

 

Woodford Graves (16) was born about 1815 in Washington Co., KY, and died in 1863 in Macoupin Co., IL.  He was not shown in the 1870 census, and his widow mentioned in a letter in 1871 that he was dead.  He married Caroline ("Carrie") Sweeney, daughter of Job Sweeney (b. 1778, d. 1871) and his second wife Sarah (“Sally”) Edwards.  Carrie was born about 1819-22 in Casey Co., KY, and died in 1895 in Macoupin Co., IL.  They were buried in Panter Creek Cem., Scottville, Macoupin Co., IL.  Woodford and Caroline were listed in the 1850 census for Casey Co., KY, with Betsey Edwards, age 16, but no children.  One source listed 2 children born before 1850, Lucinda, b. 1845, and Susan, b. 1849; however, if they were children, they probably died before the 1850 census.  The 1860 census for Macoupin Co., IL, listed Woodford, 46, Caroline M., 40, Mariah L., 10, Clarada C., 7, Joshua B., 5, and Laura C., 2, all born in KY.  The 1870 census for Macoupin Co., IL listed Carrie, 48, and her three children, all born in KY, probably in Casey Co.  (R‑16, R‑18, R‑22)

Children - Graves

    83.   Mariah L. Graves, b. Nov. 1849, m. Beverly P. Vawter, 17 Nov. 1867, d. 10 March 1904 (Macoupin Co., IL).

    84.   Clarada Clementine Graves, b. 29 Oct. 1852 (Casey Co., KY), d. aft. 1910.  Recorded in 1900 and 1910 as a patient in Jacksonville State Hosp. for the Insane (Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL).

+85.   Joshua Bell Graves, b. 4 March 1855, m. Rosalie Perry, 26 Sept. 1882, d. 5 Jan. 1917.

    86.   Laura C. Graves, b.c. 1858, d. 26 Feb. 1890 (Macoupin Co., IL).  Recorded as Leonora J. C. Graves on her birth record in Casey Co., KY.  Bur. Panther Creek Cem.

 

Marinda Elizabeth Graves (17), probably called Elizabeth or “Lizzie”, was born about 1800-1820 in KY, and apparently died after 1840 and before 1850 (since a female, age 20-30, was in the household of Milton Busby in the 1840 census, but no wife was listed with him in 1850).  She married Milton Busby.  Their marriage date is noted in the Casey Co., KY marriage records.  He was born about 1804 in VA.  The family is in the 1840 census for Washington Co., KY, page 112, and in the 1850 census for Mercer Co., KY, page 346, household 859.  Also living in the household in 1850 were Matilda Banks, 30, sister of Milton, Margaret Banks, 9, daughter of Matilda, and Edward Busby, 28, “deaf and dumb”, Milton’s brother.  Matilda’s husband, Martin W. Banks, had died before 1850 and evidently she had put herself and her daughter under Milton’s care and protection.  All household members in 1850 were born in KY, except for Milton.

There is a record of a land transfer in Washington Co. between Milton and a Thomas and Sarah Graves (apparently Lizzie’s uncle) for 24¾ acres of land located on Glen’s Creek, dated April 3, 1845.  This land transfer might have had something to do with the death of Lizzie, and perhaps this was her share of an estate settlement.  1845 would have been about when her next child would have been expected, and perhaps she died in childbirth at that time, although there is evidence that she had a child born in March 1846.

While living in Washington Co., KY, Milton served in the Kentucky Legislature, 1841-1842.  According to R‑78, Milton and his family migrated to the Cotton Gin Community located in Freestone Co., TX in the fall of 1851.  He served in the 6th TX Legislature in 1855-1856.  A special census, “Enumeration of Free White Population between the ages of 6 and 16 years of age in Freestone County, TX, 1855”, shows Milton living in District 3 with his 3 children, all between the ages of 6 and 16.  No spouse is shown.  Also shown in the next household is William W. Groover, his two children, John and Sarah Groover and Margaret Banks, the same Margaret Banks found in the 1850 Mercer Co., KY census.  After her arrival in TX, Margaret’s mother, Matilda, had married for the second time in 1853 to William W. Groover.  Matilda was not shown on this special census as only the heads of household were listed.  Some reports state that Milton’s wife died in the 1860’s in TX.  This seems unlikely, since Marinda is not shown on the 1850 Mercer Co., KY census.  The only other likely possibility would be if Milton married again after moving to TX, but no records have been found to indicate this.  Milton is said to have died and been buried in Freestone Co., TX.

Milton, his son David, and three of his brother David’s children, John, Milton, and Margaret, were recorded on the 1860 census in Freestone Co., TX.  By 1870, the only Busby remaining from the combined families was Edward Busby who was living in Limestone Co., TX.  (R‑13)

Children - Busby

    87.   Elizabeth Busby, b.c. 1839.

    88.   Melissa Busby, b. 13 Nov. 1841, m. Horatio P. Daviss, d. 6 March 1897 (Fairfield, Freestone Co., TX).  Bur. Fairfield Cem. (Fairfield, TX).

    89.   David Busby, b.c. 1843, d. aft. 1860.

    90.   Tilford Busby, b. March 1846, d. June 1847.

 

William Franklin Graves (18), called Franklin and listed that way in census records, was born in March 1822 in KY, and died after 1880 in Washington Co., KY.  He married Amy C. Mayes.  She was born 20 Aug. 1820 in KY, and died between 1870 and 1880.  They were in the 1850 census for Washington Co., KY, page 142, dwelling 175.  He was a farmer, all children were born in KY, and his father William was living with them (listed as age 69, b. VA).  He was also recorded on the 1860 and 1870 censuses in Washington Co., KY; in the 1880 census for Mackville, Washington Co., KY, page 370D, he was a widower with and children William and Rhoda, and daughter-in-law Mary E.  (R‑18, R‑23)

Children - Graves

+91.   Sarah Elizabeth Graves, b. 8 Nov. 1845, m. James Franklin Lowe, 25 Jan 1866, d. 16 March 1916.

    92.   Nancy A. Graves, b.c. 1848.

+93.   Woodford Graves, b. 30 March 1850, m. Quincy Elizabeth May, 3 Oct. 1872, d. 24 Dec. 1921.

    94.   James Graves, b. and d. 12 April 1852 (Washington Co., KY).

    95.   Marietta Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1852 (Washington Co., KY), d. 18 Feb. 1854 (Washington Co., KY).  Bur. Grave and Lowe Cem. (Mackville, KY).  One of the dates for James or Marietta is incorrect.

    96.   John William Graves, b.c. 1855, m. Mary Ellen Bottom.  She was b.c. 1860 (KY).  He was listed as William Graves in the 1880 census.

    97.   Margaret F. Graves, b.c. 1859, m. John Elliott.

    98.   Rhoda Dee Graves, b.c. 1861, m. Charles Bosley Pope.

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS SIMS GRAVES (4)

Edward Willis Graves (19) was born about 1822 in Nelson Co., KY, and died 6 March 1884.  He married Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Wells in 1851.  She was born about 1831.  The family was in the 1860 census of Nelson Co., KY, with the first 3 children and Edward's younger brother Benjamin.  They were in the 1870 census for Chaplin, Nelson Co., KY.  They were in the 1880 census for Lexington, Fayette Co.,KY, with their last 3 children with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in KY.  (R‑1, R‑202)

Children - Graves

+99.   Thomas Smith Graves, b.c. 1852, m. Emily Maria Sells.

    100.    Anna (“Annie”) Graves, b.c. 1855, m. J. C. Thyman.

    101.    Edwin Wells (or Willis?) Graves, b. July 1859, m. Johnnie W. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1891.  She was b. May 1871 in KY.  No children.

    102.    Willis (or William) Yelverton Graves, b.c. 1862, married.  1 daughter.

    103.    Charles Lewis Graves, b.c. 1864, married.  2 dau. and 1 son.

 

Thomas Bushrod Graves (21) was born 12 Jan. 1828 in KY, and died 7 Dec. 1886.  He married Delia Angelia Wells, called Angelia or Gelia.  She was born in May 1841 in KY.  They were in the 1870 census for Chaplin, Nelson Co., KY.  They were in the 1880 census for Bardstown, Nelson Co., KY.  Gelia was in the 1900 census for Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, widowed, 4 of her 6 children living, with Austin, William, and James at home and single.  Thomas was a farmer.

Children - Graves

    104.    Austin T. Graves, b. Nov. 1867.

    105.    Thomas W. Graves, b.c. Feb. 1870.

+106.    William J. Graves, b. Aug. 1874, m. Eva R. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1907.

    107.    James N. Graves, b. March 1879.

 

James Edgar Graves (23) was born 18 July 1833 in KY, died 9 June 1913 in Laurel, MS, and was buried in Hickory Grove Cem., Laurel, Jones Co., MS  He left Nelson Co., KY and, while visiting relatives in Missouri, joined the Confederate Army.  He served under Generals Shelby, Marmaduke, and Captain Jepata, enlisting on Jan. 6, 1861 and serving until May 8, 1864 (Missouri Infantry, Company B, State Guard).  He was a wagonmaster.  He was captured when ordered to dump the wagons in the river, while his comrades were retreating.  He was taken to Gratiot Prison where he was exchanged for Union soldiers.  He fought in the war until the south surrendered, and was released from active duty in Meridian, MS.

James soon founded a household not far from where he was released, in Newton Co., MS, near Decatur, possibly in Carriet Mills.  James first married Martha C. Johnson about 1870.  They were listed in the 1870 census for Newton Co., MS.  The 1870 census listed children Benjamin, age 3, and William, age 4/12.  It is believed by the family that she died in childbirth or complications thereof.  He married second Elizabeth B. ("Lizzie") Laird (from a nearby farm) on 23 Oct. 1875 in Newton Co., MS.  She was born 8 May 1853 in MS, died 18 July 1923 in Bernice, Union Parish, LA, and was buried in Weldon Baptist Church Cem., near Bernice, Union Parish, LA  Her parents were Elim Laird (b.c. 1820 in GA) and Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (b.c. 1821 in GA).  The family was listed on the 1880 census for Newton Co., MS.  Claude and several others of the children moved to Claiborne Parish, LA.  James was listed as George and Elizabeth was listed as born in June 1860 on the 1900 federal census of Jones Co., MS.  His daughter Sarah and her husband lived next to them.  They were recorded in the 1910 census of Laurel, Jones Co., MS with his wife Elizabeth Laird and his youngest son Avery Graves.  According to a Confederate Grave Registration completed by his daughter Bessie, he was born July 18, 1833 and died June 9, 1913.  Ten of the 14 children of James Graves lived to adulthood.  All his children were born in MS.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves, by Martha C. Johnson

    108.    Benjamin Graves, b.c. 1867.  Perhaps the same as P. W.

    109.    P. W. Graves (male), b.c. 1868.

+110.    William A. Graves, b. Feb. 1870, m. Bettie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1892.

+111.    Mary Ann Matilda Graves, b. 13 Dec. 1871, m. Andrew Jackson Harper, 13 Nov. 1890, d. 9 June 1967.

    112.    Jefferson Newton Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1873, d. 1 June 1932 (Ouachita Parish, LA).

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth B. Laird

    113.    Bob Graves, b.c. 1875.

+114.    Claude Ervin Graves, b. 14 Aug. 1876, m. Nancy Lenora Flurry, 15 Nov. 1901, d. 14 Aug. 1951.

+115.    Sarah C. Graves, b. April 1880, m. Oscar Strahan, c. 1897.

+116.    Susan R. Graves, b. Dec. 1883, m. John Jacob Hurst, c. 1903.

    117.    Virginia Graves, b. Oct. 1885, m. Mavin Tanner.

+118.    James Melton Graves, b. 7 Oct. 1888, m. Clara Belle, c. 1917, d. 11 Sept. 1974.

    119.    Elizabeth (“Lizzie” or “Bessie”) Graves, b. Oct. 1892, m. James Bernard Lawless, d. 26 April 1958.  Bur. Hickory Grove Cem.

    120.    Avery Elba Graves, b. 1 May 1895, m. Gladys Frances Hill, d. Jan. 1970 (Homer, Claiborne Parish, LA).

 

Sarah Ann Graves (24) was born about 1839 (or 2 Oct. 1832) in KY, and died 20 Nov. 1915.  She married William M. Hobbs on 14 Sept. 1858.  He was born about 1833 in KY.  They were in the 1870 census for Chaplin, Nelson Co., KY.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in KY.

Children - Hobbs

    121.    Thomas Hobbs, b.c. 1859.

    122.    James Hobbs, b.c. 1862.

    123.    Susan Hobbs, b.c. 1865.

    124.    Charles Hobbs, b. 1870.

 

CHILDREN OF URIAH NOAH GRAVES (5)

Samuel Graves (26) was born about 1815 in KY, and died 18 Nov. 1875.  He married Ann Montgomery on 29 June 1843.  She was born about 1825 in KY.  They were recorded on the 1850 census in Washington Co., KY, page 143, dwelling 177; their children born in KY.  He was a farmer.

Children - Graves

    125.    Irene (?) Graves, b.c. 1845.

    126.    George Graves, b.c. 1847.

    127.    Lydia Graves, b.c. 1849.

 

Uriah Noah Graves (27) was born about 1820 in KY, and died 1880-1887.  He first married Nancy Ann Goode (or Good), probable daughter of Joseph Good and Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 11 Nov. 1855.  She was born about 1826 in KY.  They were in the 1850 census for Washington Co., KY, with 3 children, so they either must have been married about 1844 or the children were hers by an earlier marriage.  Uriah has not yet been found in the 1860 census, but the children with him in 1850 were living with Joseph Good and Nancy ‑‑‑‑‑‑, their probable grandparents, in the 1860 census for Washington Co., KY.

He married second Elizabeth (“Eliza”) A. Martin.  She was born about 1825 in KY.  He was in the 1870 census for Lincoln Twp., Nodaway Co., MO, with wife Elisa A., and his brother William A. Graves living with them.  It is possible that some of the children listed in 1870 were Eliza’s by a first marriage.  They were in the 1880 census for Lincoln, Nodaway Co., MO.  He was a farmer.  All the children by the first marriage were born in KY, and all those by the second marriage were born in MO.

Children - Graves, by Nancy A. Goode

    128.    Nancy Elizabeth Graves, b.c. 1845.

    129.    Sarah C. Graves, b.c. 1846.

    130.    Martha A. Graves, b.c. 1848.

+131.    Elizabeth Jane Graves, b. 2 Sept. 1851, m. Dan Cooley, d. 28 June 1940.

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth A. Martin

    132.    Priscilla Graves, b.c. 1855.

+133.    Mary F. Graves, b.c. 1856, m. William Noah Pickerel, 1875 (Nodaway Co., MO), d. 1897.

    134.    Emily (“Emma”) C. Graves, b.c. 1855, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Parather (?), d. 26 June 1876.

+135.    Louisa Serena Graves, b. March 1859, m. Hamilton M. Lee, c. 1881.

    136.    Paulina E. Graves, b.c. 1866.

 

Francis Marion Graves (28) was born about 1824 in Louisville, KY, and died 17 Jan. 1893 in Fullerton, Nance Co., NE.  He married Margaret Ann Pickeral, daughter of Benjamin Pickeral and Sarah Pierce, on 10 (or 11) Oct. 1860 in Marysville, Nodaway Co., MO.  She was born 8 Jan. 1844 in Buchanan Co., MO, and died 6 March 1928 in Fullerton, NE.  She married second Jess Myers.  They were in the 1870 census for Lincoln Twp., Nodaway Co., MO, living next to his brother Uriah.  He was a farmer.  The first 9 children listed below were born in Nodaway Co., MO.  (R‑3)

Children - Graves

    137.    Ruann Graves, b.c. 1862, m. Elisha M. Williams, 22 July 1877 (Nodaway Co., MO).

    138.    Alfred W. Graves, b. 30 March 1863-4, never married, d. 6 Sept. 1939.  He was in the 1930 census for Fullerton, Nance Co., NE.

    139.    Sarah Elizabeth Graves, b. 22 March 1864-6, m(1) Theodore Grooms, m(2) John Franklin Varner, m(3) Jess Adams, d. 22 April 1957.

    140.    Mary F. Graves, b. Oct. 1869, m. William F. Tibbetts.

+141.    Benjamin Franklin Graves, b. 10 Oct. 1870, m. Sarah Elizabeth Rhodes, 9 Nov. 1893, d. 26 Oct. 1959.

    142.    Amanda Jane Graves, b. 18 Aug. 1872-3, m. Charles York, d. 1902.

    143.    Emily Alverda Graves, b. 29 April 1873-5, m(1) Phillip Martin, m(2) Myron Milton Irwin, d. 25 Oct. 1959.

+144.    Luther Mitchell Graves, b. 12 Nov. 1876, m. Cora Alice Hunt, 31 Dec. 1899, d. 12 Oct. 1959.

+145.    Laura May Graves, b. 7 Sept. 1878, m. George Washington Pickerel, 24 Nov. 1893, d. 12 April 1946.

    146.    Katie Janette Graves, b. 8 Jan. 1884 (Blanchard, Page Co., IA), m. James David, 1 March 1904, d. 14 Feb. 1905.

    147.    Frank F. Graves (female)

 

Mary Ann Graves (29) was born 26 April 1825 in KY, and died 29 Jan. 1899.  She married Samuel W. Martin on 18 April 1845.  He was born about 1821 in KY.  They were in the 1850 and 1860 censuses for Boyle Co., KY.  Susan Martin, 60, and Nancy Isom, 64, were living with them in 1850.  Boyle Co. adjoins Washington Co., where her parents were living in 1850.  Samuel was a farmer.  All their children were born in KY. (R‑12)

Children - Martin

    148.    Martha A. Martin, b.c. 1846.

    149.    Susan H. Martin, b. 12 Dec. 1847, d. 22 Aug. 1929 (Boyle Co., KY)..

    150.    Sarah F. Martin, b. May 1850.

+151.    Uriah G. Martin, b. 4 July 1854, m. Mary E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1876, d. 23 Dec. 1930.

+152.    Mary Bell Martin, b. 26 Feb. 1856, m. John Richard Stewart, 23 Sept. 1876, d. 11 Jan. 1944.

    153.    Lucy Martin, b.c. 1860.

 

James K. Polk Graves (32) was born in Jan. 1846 in KY, and died 8 Dec. 1914 in Polk Co., OR.  He married Abbie Delilah Elliott, daughter of William Elliott and Jane Howard, about 1865.  She was born in Aug. 1848 in MO, and died 8 March 1926 in Polk Co., OR.

They were in the 1870 census for Polk Co., OR.  They were in the 1880 census for Buena Vista, Polk Co., OR.  They were in the 1900 census for North Independence Precinct, Polk Co., OR, when he was a wood chopper, and 7 of their 9 children were still living.  All their children were born in OR.  (R‑7)

Children - Graves

    154.    John M. Graves, b.c. 1867.  In 1870 census but not in 1880 census.

    155.    Margaret Graves, b.c. 1869.  In 1870 census but not in 1880 census.

    156.    Delilah Graves, b.c. 1871.

    157.    Willie M. Graves, b.c. 1873.

+158.    Sarah Jane Graves, b. Dec. 1874, m. Chester Burnice Zumwalt, d. 13 June 1963.

    159.    James Martin Graves, b. 6 Dec. 1877, m. Maggie R. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1900.  She was b. April 1879 in OR.  They were in the 1900 census for Independence Precinct, Polk Co., OR, when he was a worker in a livery stable.  The 1880 census gave his name as David.

    160.    George Thomas Graves, b. 21 July 1879 (Buena Vista, Polk Co., OR).  The 1880 census gave his name as John, and his date of birth as Aug. 1879.

+161.    Charles Edward Graves, b. Jan. 1882, m. Nellie May Osborn, 1902.

    162.    Robert H. Graves, b. July 1884.

 

William Allen Graves (35) was born 14 Nov. 1853 in Washington Co., KY, and died 14 Nov. 1907 in Fullerton Twp., Nance Co., NE.  He married Sarah Martha Pickerel on 24 Jan. 1875 in Nodaway Co., MO.  She was born in Feb. 1861 in Nodaway, Nodaway Co., MO, and died in Nov. 1900 in Nance Co., NE.  They were in the 1900 census for Newman Twp., Nance Co., NE, when 8 of their 10 children were still living.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

    163.    Charles Graves, b. MO.

    164.    Bertha E. Graves, b. 1877-1878 (Lincoln Twp., Nodaway Co., MO), m. Oscar Lee.

    165.    Henry Allen (“Todd”) Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1880 (Lincoln Twp., Nodaway Co., MO), m(1) Susie Hunt, m(2) Lucinda Rhodes, d. 24 April 1954 (Independence, Polk Co., OR).  She was b.c. 1896 in IA.  1 dau. and 3 sons.

+166.    Naoma Graves, b. 25 April 1881, m. Arthur H. Stott, 12 March 1900, d. 6 May 1941.

    167.    Andrew Wesley Graves, b. 29 July 1886 (Nance Co., NE), m. Ida Anderson Brown, d. 4 Dec. 1963 (Merrick Co., NE).  She was b.c. 1884 in NE.  He was in the 1920 census for Newman Twp., Nance Co., NE, living with his brother Ben.  He and Ida were in the 1930 census for Clarksville Twp., Merrick Co., NE, living near his nephew Clyde Graves.

+168.    Eva Rose Graves, b. 5 Nov. 1888, m. Lewis Richard Irwin, d. 25 Dec. 1958.

    169.    Theodore (“Ted”) Graves, b. Jan. 1891 (Nance Co., NE), d. 17 Sept. 1917.

    170.    Ora Thomas Graves (son), b. 8 Oct. 1892[3] (Nance Co., NE), d. 16 March 1965 (Hall Co., NE).

+171.    Bryan Walter Graves, b. 10 April 1896, m. Olga E. Lindahl, 12 Feb. 1918, d. 4 Nov. 1943.

    172.    John Graves, b. Oct. 1898 (NE).

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDEN OF NATHAN GRAVES (6) AND MARGARET HART

Eli H. Graves (36) was born about 1818 in Washington Co., KY, and died 22 Aug. 1886 in Taylor Co., KY.  He first married Mary Ann Potts, daughter of John Potts and Catherine (“Caty”) Back.  She was born about 1830 in Mercer Co., KY, and died in 1860.  He married second Annie L. Simmons.  She was born about 1836 in VA.  All his children were born in KY, at least the first 2 in Washington Co.  (R‑20)

Children - Graves

    173.    Eunice V. Graves, b.c. 1850, d. 1886.

    174.    Esther Willin Graves, b. 14 Aug. 1857, d. 12 Feb. 1885 (Bardstown, Nelson Co., KY).

    175.    Alberta Graves, b. Dec. 1859.

 

Samuel Henry Graves (37) was born 28 May 1823 in Washington Co., KY, and died 24 Oct. 1899 in Mercer Co., KY.  He first married Margaret Ellen Kirkland, daughter of William Kirkland and Rhoda Hungate, on 1 Nov. 1842 in Mercer Co., KY.  She was born 1 Aug. 1823 and died 6 Feb. 1881, both in Mercer Co., KY.  All their children were born in Mercer Co., KY.  He married second Mary Etta (or Marietta) (“Maid”) Graves (#69), his first cousin, daughter of Felix Graves and Mary Long, on 1 Aug. 1891.  She was born 25 May 1853 in KY, and died 26 Nov. 1930 in Mercer Co., KY.  (R‑20)

Children - Graves, by Margaret E. Kirkland

+176.    Joseph Merit Graves, b. 14 Nov. 1843, m(1) Mary Rosabelle Chatham, 14 Sept. 1865, m(2) Margaret J. Hickerson, 18 Nov. 1884, d. 19 Oct. 1916.

+177.    Mary Elizabeth Graves, b. 19 Nov. 1845, m. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 27 Sept. 1871, d. 16 March 1895.

+178.    Jacob Houston Graves, b. 12 March 1846, m. Amanda F. Jackson, c. 1867, d. 7 Nov. 1918.

+179.    Nancy Graves, b.c. 1851, m. George Alfred Stewart, 27 Dec. 1866, d. 20 Oct. 1869.

+180.    William Yates Graves, b. 20 Aug. 1855, m. Nancy Catherine McIntire, 11 Nov. 1875, d. 20 Oct. 1924.

+181.    Hannah Hart Graves, b. 9 Nov. 1857, m. Obadiah Winfield Lester, 1876, d. 13 May 1937.

+182.    Laura B. Graves, b. June 1861, m. William D. Adams.

+183.    Lemuel Morgan Graves, b. 11 Jan. 1864, m. Mary Hart Powell, 25 Dec. 1883, d. 11 Jan. 1938.

 

CHILDREN OF MATILDA GRAVES (9) AND JAMES BAILEY III

Margaret Bailey (47) was born in 1829 and died 16 Sept. 1870, both in Mercer Co., KY.  She married Jourdan Hale McIntire, son of John McIntire and Rebecca Hale, on 11 Nov. 1845 in Mercer Co.  He was born 10 July 1821 and died 14 May 1900, both in Mercer Co., KY.  (R‑15)

Children - Graves

+184.    Harbon McIntire, b. 16 Nov. 1856, m. Alice Whitenack, 1 Sept. 1880, d. 28 Oct. 1916.

 

CHILDREN OF HARDIN GRAVES (11) AND RHODA GABHART

Madison (“Matt”) Graves (50) was born 30 March 1832 and died 24 June 1898, both in Washington Co., KY.  He married Martha Jane Isham on 2 Nov. 1854 at the home of Richard Henry Isham in Washington Co., KY (marriage book 5, p. 16).  She was born 23 July 1835 in KY, and died 29 June 1901 in Washington Co., KY.  They were buried in Peter Cem., Mackville, Washington Co., KY.

They were in the 1880 census for Mackville, Washington Co., KY, when he was listed as Matthew, and their children Henry, Mattie, and Richard were living with them.  He was a farmer.  (R‑25)

Children - Graves

    185.    Josephine Graves, b. 30 Aug. 1855.

    186.    Mary Ursula Graves, b. 7 July 1857, m. Henry Allen Hilton, d. 28 Dec. 1933.  Bur. Peter Cem.

    187.    Laura Bell Graves, b. 10 March 1859, m. Juan Hood, d. 19 April 1932.  Bur. Tyrone Cem. (Tyrone, Texas Co., OK).

    188.    Henry H. Graves, b. 5 April 1861, m. Annie Shewmaker, d. 18 Sept. 1936 (Mackville, WA).  Both bur. Peter Cem.

    189.    Mattie Graves, b. 10 March 1863.

    190.    Fannie Graves, b. 15 Aug. 1866.

+191.    Richard Graves, b. 19 Sept. 1868, m. Salena Drury, d. 18 May 1929.

 

Paralee Graves (55) was born 13 March 1842 in KY, and died 26 Feb. 1906.  She married James Melbourne Isham, son of Richard Henry Isham and Ursula McDonald, on 15 Oct. 1857 in Washington Co., KY.  He was born 14 Oct. 1830 in Mackville, Washington Co., KY, and died 22 Oct. 1892.  They were buried in Peter Cem. (also known as Mackville Cem.), Mackville, KY.  This family was recorded on the 1860 and 1880 censuses in Washington Co., KY; their children were born in KY.  (R‑17)

Children - Isham

+192.    Henry Hardin Isham, b. Nov. 1859, m. Frances Lawson, 23 May 1891, d. 27 Jan. 1932.

+193.    Richard Rousseau Isham, b. 10 Sept. 1863, m. Lettitia Powell, 3 Oct. 1893, d. 20 Oct. 1942.

    194.    Mary E. Isham, b. 13 Oct. 1866, m. John Bell Peter, 20 Oct. 1887, d. 25 March 1904.  He is shown in genealogy 270 as descended from Elizabeth Graves and Jesse Peter.  It is possible that family belongs in this genealogy instead.

+195.    James Melbourne Isham, b.c. 1869, m(1) Mary Frances Cochran, 12 March 1891, m(2) Gertrude (VanArsdale) Forsythe, 20 Nov. 1912, d. 1938.

 

John B. Graves (59) was born 15 Oct. 1850 in KY, and died 9 Jan. 1917 in Lebanon, Marion Co., KY[4].  He married Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Durham, daughter of Thomas Durham and Susan M. Sapp, about 1871.  She was born 1 April 1850 (or 1853) in KY, and died 26 Oct. 1918 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY[5].  This family was recorded on the 1880 and 1900 censuses in Lebanon, KY and the 1910 census in District 3, Marion Co., KY; their children were born in KY.  John, Elizabeth, William, and Cordelia were buried in Ryder Cem., Lebanon, KY.  (R‑25)

Children - Graves

+196.    William Galor (or Galen) Graves, b. 9 June 1873, m. Jimmie Mae Carr, 11 July 1907, d. 1 March 1941.

+197.    S. Cordelia Graves, b. May 1881, m. Charles Joseph Richards, c. 1910, d. 19 Sept. 1957.

 

CHILDREN OF FELIX GRAVES (14) AND MARY LONG

John Walter Graves (64) was born 8 Sept. 1840 in KY.  He married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1843 in MD.  They were in the 1880 census for Mackville, Washington Co., KY.  All their children were born in KY, probably all in Washington Co.  (R‑14)

Children - Graves

    198.    William Graves, b.c. 1863.

+199.    James Felix Graves, b.c. 1865, m. Normeldona Post, 6 Dec. 1887.

    200.    Sara Fannie Graves, b.c. 1869.

    201.    John Graves, b.c. 1871.

    202.    Edward (or Edgar) Graves, b.c. 1873.

    203.    Elizabeth (“Betty” or “Besse Belle”) Graves, b.c. 1875.

    204.    Oscar Graves, b.c. 1879.

    205.    Ida Graves, b.c. 1882.

    206.    Albert Graves, b.c. 1884.

 

CHILDREN OF SYDNEY GRAVES (15) AND MICHAEL YANKEE

William Graves Yankee (71) was born 22 March 1827 in Boyle Co., KY, died 26 Jan. 1915 in Washington Co., KY, and was buried in Carpenter Grave Yard[6].  He first married Lucinda Tombs about 1852 in KY.  He married second Mary Ellen Demaree on 28 June 1857 in Mercer Co., KY.  This family was recorded on the 1860 census in District 2, Mercer Co., KY, the 1870 and 1880 censuses in Pottsville, Washington Co., KY, and the 1900 census in Magisterial District 1, Mercer Co., KY; their children were born in KY.  (R‑22)

Children - Yankee, by Mary Demaree

    207.    John M. Yankee, b.c. 1858.

    208.    Ludwell Yankee, b.c. 1860.

    209.    Thomas Yankee, b.c. 1862.

+210.    Cynthania Arthusa Yankee, b. 4 Oct. 1864, m(1) James Marion Nelson, c. 1882, m(2) Clemm Frank Cocanougher, 2 Aug. 1894, d. 23 June 1939.

    211.    Henry Franklin Yankee, b. 21 Aug. 1866 (Mercer Co., KY), d. 13 May 1946 (Washington Co., KY).

+212.    James Debo Yankee, b. 26 Feb. 1870, m(1) Isabell Henry, c. 1891, m(2) Myrtle Drucella Edwards, c. 1922, d. 20 March 1958.

    213.    Oliver W. Yankee, b.c. 1872.

 

Mary Elizabeth Yankee (72) was born 20 May 1829 and died 22 July 1854, both in Washington Co., KY.  She married Adam Young on 20 Aug. 1845.  He was born about 1823 in KY.  This family was recorded on the 1850 census in Washington Co., KY; their children were born in KY.  He married second Drucella Edwards on 5 Feb. 1856 in Washington Co., KY.  This family was recorded on the 1860 census in District 2, Daviess Co., KY, post office Owensboro.  All of Mary and Adam’s children were living with the family in 1860.  (R‑22)

Children - Young

    214.    Sidney Ann Young, b.c. 1846.

    215.    Jacob Young, b.c. 1849.

    216.    Mary Elizabeth Young, b.c. 1851.

    217.    John Young, b.c. 1852.

 

John F. Yankee (73) was born 18 Aug. 1831 in Washington Co., KY, and died after 1880.  He married Martha Ann Botts, daughter of Seth Botts and Elmira Walker, on 6 Nov. 1856 in Pettis Co., MO.  She was born 4 Feb. 1835 in MO, and died 16 May 1887 in Pettis Co., MO.  This family was recorded on the 1860 census in Washington, Pettis Co., MO, post office Spring Fork, the 1870 census in Elk Fork, Pettis Co., MO, post office Ionia, and the 1880 census in Lamonte, Pettis Co., MO; their children were born in MO.  (R‑22)

Children - Yankee

    218.    William Franklin Yankee, b. Oct. 1857, m. Mary Reevis, c. 1883, d. 15 Jan. 1929 (Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO, Missouri Death Certificates 1910-1961, cert. 2875).  Bur. Lamonte, MO.

    219.    Milla F. Yankee, b.c. 1859.

    220.    Ella S. Yankee, b.c. 1862.

    221.    David H. Yankee, b.c. 1864.

 

Martha Jane Yankee (74) was born 15 Sept. 1832 in Washington Co., KY, and died 4 Sept. 1888 in Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL.  She married Ludwell Holden Demaree, son of Peter Demaree and Ellen ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 14 April 1853 in Washington Co., KY.  He was born 23 April 1830 in Mercer Co., KY, and died 10 Oct. 1872 in Rushville, IL.  This family was recorded on the 1860-1880 censuses in Rushville, IL; their first three children were born in KY and the rest in Schuyler Co., IL.  (R‑22)

Children - Demaree

    222.    Leah Jane Demaree, b. 4 March 1853, d. 5 Sept. 1863 (Schuyler Co., IL).

    223.    Malinda Bell Demaree, b. 9 Aug. 1854, d. aft. 1880.

    224.    Laura Helen Demaree, b. 20 Nov. 1856, d. 1937.

    225.    William Ludwell Demaree, b. 7 June 1858, d. 15 Sept. 1949 (Schuyler Co., IL).

    226.    Samuel Browder Demaree, b. 20 Oct. 1859, d. 29 Aug. 1863.

    227.    John Henry Demaree, b. 11 Oct. 1863, m(1) Sarah Jane Acheson, m(2) Adelaide Delapp, c. 1903, d. 28 Nov. 1930.

    228.    Nora Ida Demaree, b. 29 July 1866, d. 6 Nov. 1944.

    229.    George Lee Demaree, b. 16 June 1869, d. 14 May 1944.

 

Miranda Catherine Yankee (75) was born 26 Oct. 1834 and died 31 Dec. 1906, both in Washington Co., KY.  She married George Thomas Kimberlin on 28 Dec. 1856 in Springfield, Washington Co., KY.  He was born 5 Sept 1833 and died 19 Nov. 1913, both in Washington Co., KY.  They were buried in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cem., Springfield, KY. Their children were born in Washington Co., KY.  (R‑22)

Children - Kimberlin

    230.    Wesley Thomas Kimberlin, b. 19 Sept. 1857, d. 13 April 1931.

    231.    Laura Belle Kimberlin, b. 23 Jan. 1858, m. John Manville Russell, 24 June 1879 (Washington Co., KY), d. 12 Dec. 1946.  Thirteen children.

    232.    Susan Sidney Kimberlin, b. 5 March 1861, m. William Hardin Milburn, 9 Dec. 1880 (Washington Co., KY), d. 14 April 1911 (Texas, Washington Co., KY.  Bur. Bethlehem Bapt. Church Cem.  Eleven children.

    233.    Charles W. Kimberlin, b. 4 April 1864, m(1) Lizzie A. Russell, 5 Jan. 1885 (KY), m(2) Mary Elizabeth Pope, 27 Oct. 1892, d. 27 April 1917 (Jacobs Addition, Jefferson Co., KY).  Bur. Lebanon, KY.

    234.    Nancy Jane Kimberlin, b.c. 1865.

    235.    Katherine Elizabeth Kimberlin, b. 8 April 1868, m. Arvin Wood Arnold, 25 April 1888, d. 9 July 1954 (Washington Co., KY).  Bur. Bethlehem Cem.  Ten children.

    236.    Emma Eunice Carolyn Kimberlin, b. 30 Jan. 1870, m. Charles Robert Harmon, 1890, d. 6 Dec. 1958 (Lebanon, Marion Co., KY).  Fifteen children.

    237.    Mattie Matilda Lee Kimberlin, b. 17 Jan. 1872, m. Thomas E. Wilson, c. 1910, d. 11 Oct. 1965.  Bur. Bethlehem Cem.

    238.    Samuel M. Kimberlin, b. 28 July 1874, m. Patty Campbell, c. 1920, d. 8 Dec. 1953 (Washington Co., KY).  Bur. Bethlehem Cem.  One daughter.

 

Woodford Yankee (77) was born 4 March 1838 in KY in Perryville, Boyle Co., KY, and died 24 Nov. 1911 in Mackville, Washington Co., KY.  He married Sarah Elizabeth Jett on 8 Aug. 1859 in Perryville, KY.  She was born 18 March 1843 in Perryville, KY, and died 24 Dec. 1915 in Mackville, KY.  They were recorded on the 1880 census in Pottsville, Washington Co., KY, page 349A.  He was a farmer.  Their children were born in KY.  (R‑22)

Children - Yankee

    239.    Ada Kate Yankee, b. 24 Feb. 1861, d. 1862 (both in Perryville, KY).

    240.    Henry Allen Yankee, b.c. 1863, d. 1889.

    241.    Sidney Belle Yankee, b. 12 July 1864, m. Frank Hayden, d. 2 Nov. 1936 (Lebanon, Marion Co., KY).

 

David Yankee (78) was born 19 April 1840 in Boyle Co., KY, and died 27 Nov. 1914 in Mackville, Washington Co., KY[7].  He married Georgia Anna Lanham, daughter of Perry G. Lanham and Amanda Anderson, on 21 Feb. 1867 in Springfield, Washington Co., KY.  She was born 4 Oct. 1845 and died 6 Aug. 1937, both in Mackville, KY[8].  They were buried in Mackville, KY.  (R‑22)

Children - Yankee

    242.    Zuna Lee Yankee, b. 25 Feb. 1870, m. James Henry Bottom, c. 1896, d. 2 March 1937.  He was b. 14 Nov. 1865, d. 6 Oct. 1905.  Six children.

    243.    Etta Taylor Yankee, b. 16 Sept. 1872, m. Joseph W. Camden, 10 Aug. 1893, d. 25 Sept. 1949.  He was b. 1868 (Mackville, KY), d. 1925.  Four children.

    244.    Lydia Pearl Yankee, b. 5 Aug. 1876, d. 7 Dec. 1878 (both in Mackville, KY).  Bur. Yankee Cem. (Washington Co., KY).

    245.    Lois Fiddler Yankee, b. 30 Dec. 1882, m(1) Nannie Lou Hilton, Jan. 1911, m(2) Martha Yankee, bef. 1920, d. 25 May 1921 (Mackville, KY).  Killed by lightening.  Martha was b. 26 Feb. 1888 (Washington Co., KY), daughter of Henry Franklin Yankee and Mary Day Grimes, d. 16 Feb. 1974.  One child by each marriage.

    246.    Anna Della Yankee, b. 29 Sept. 1865, m. George W. Powell, d. 29 April 1967.  Bur. Peter Cem. (Mackville, KY).  Four children.

    247.    Elizabeth (“Lizzie’) Woodsie Yankee, b. 2 Aug. 1887, m. John R. Clark, d. 8 June 1938 (Mackville, KY).  Bur. Yankee Cem.  Two children.

 

Malissa A. Yankee (81) was born 4 March 1847 in Washington Co., KY, and died 12 Feb. 1925 in Green Co., KY.  She married Christopher Columbus Christie, son of John W. Christie and Elizabeth Yankee, on 2 Nov. 1865 in Washington Co., KY.  He was born 4 Nov. 1837 in KY, and died 31 Jan. 1901 in Green Co., KY.  They were buried in Anderson Cem., Haskingville, Green Co., KY.  This family was recorded on the 1880 census in Cane Valley, Adair Co., KY and the 1900 census in Gresham, Green Co., KY; their children were born in KY.  In 1900, Malissa stated that eight of her ten children were living.  (R‑22)

Children - Christie

    248.    Henry E. Christie, b. 24 Aug. 1866, d. 6 Sept. 1902 (both in KY).  Bur. Anderson Cem.

    249.    Sidney B. Christie, b. 27 April 1868 (Greenburg, Green Co., KY), m. James Andrew Dulworth, d. 30 Sept. 1949 (Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY).  Bur. Evergreen Cem. (Louisville, KY).  Eight children.

    250.    Mary Elizabeth Christie, b. 30 Jan. 1870, m. J. Woodson Kerr, 30 March 1892, d. 27 Aug. 1926 (Taylor Co., KY).  Two children.

    251.    Bettie J. Christie, b. April 1871, m. William B. Dulworth, 14 Sept. 1892, d. 1935 (Adair Co., KY).  Six children.

    252.    John Franklin Christie, b. 1 Feb. 1873, m. Emma Tucker, 1903, d. 1 Aug. 1956.

    253.    Christopher Columbus Christie, b. 29 Feb. 1874 (Adair Co., KY), m. Rosa Lee Feese, 19 Oct. 1903 (Adair Co., KY), d. 7 March 1951 (Green Co., KY).  Seven children.

    254.    Rutherford B. Hayes Christie, b. 4 Dec. 1876 (Adair Co., KY), m. Pinkie Murrell, d. 7 May 1962 (Lebanon, Marion Co., KY).  One son.

    255.    Lora E. Christie, b. 12 April 1878, d. aft. 1900.

    256.    Daughter, b. May 1880.

    257.    Norman R. Christie, b. 19 Dec. 1890, d. 10 Feb. 1953 (Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.  Bur. Anderson Cem.

 

Millie Frances (“Fannie”) Yankee (82) was born 8 April 1850 and died 8 Sept. 1919, both in Washington Co., KY[9].  She married John Shewmaker on 26 Nov. 1858 in Washington Co., KY.  He was born in May 1833 and died 22 Aug. 1908, both in Washington Co., KY.  They were buried in Willisburg Cem., Washington Co., KY.  This family was recorded on the 1870, 1880, and 1900 censuses in Mackville, Washington Co., KY; their children were born in KY.  (R‑22)

Children - Shewmaker

    258.    William Frederick Shewmaker, b. 23 Oct. 1869, m. Catherine Colvin, 23 May 1897 (Washington Co., KY), d. 3 March 1940 (Washington Co., KY).  Three children.

    259.    Sidney Bell Shewmaker, b. 28 Oct. 1871, m. William Fred Hughes, 27 Aug. 1891, d. 25 Jan. 1952 (Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY).  Bur. Willisburg Cem.  Eight children.

    260.    Uriah Shewmaker, b.c. 1873, m. Maggie Sutton, 7 Nov. 1898 (Washington Co., KY), d. bef. 1908.  Three children.

    261.    Martha “Mattie”) Shewmaker, b. 9 Feb. 1875 (Kelly Shop, Washington Co., KY), m. Robert E. Shewmaker, 26 Feb. 1896 (Washington Co., KY), d. 4 Aug. 1933 (Washington Co., KY).  Bur. Mackville, KY.  Three children.

    262.    Nancy J. Shewmaker, b. 9 Dec. 1875, m. Edgar Davis Settles, 19 May 1900, d. 17 June 1966.  Bur. Willisburg Cem.  Twelve children.

    263.    Edward Shewmaker, b. 19 Feb. 1877, m. Rosa H. Brake, c. 1905, d. aft. 1930 (Herdland, Clay Co., IA).  Three children.

    264.    Nettie Frances Shewmaker, b. March 1882, m. Eric Clay Brady, c. 1903, d. 8 Nov. 1964 (McCreary Co., KY).  Seven children.

    265.    Pearl Shewmaker, b. Oct. 1883.

    266.    Ernest Shewmaker, b. Oct. 1887, d. aft. 1920.

    267.    Rufus Shewmaker, b. Oct. 1891, m. Mary Alberta Clements, d. 28 May 1924 (Marion Co., KY).  Bur. St. Augustine Cem. (Lebanon, Marion Co., KY).  Five children.

 

CHILDREN OF WOODFORD GRAVES (16) AND CAROLINE SWEENEY

Joshua Bell Graves (85) was born 4 March 1855 in Casey Co., KY, and died 5 Jan. 1917 in Newton Co., MO.  He married Rosalie Perry on 26 Sept. 1882 in Brown Co., IL[10].  She was born in Sept. 1859 in Cooperstown Twp., Brown Co., IL, and died 23 Jan. 1934 in Sangamon Co., IL.  They were buried in Odd Fellows Cem., Neosho, Newton Co., MO.  They were in the 1900 census for Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL and in the 1910 census for West Benton Twp., Newton Co., MO.  She was in the 1920 census for Neosha, Ward 1, Newton Co., MO, as a widow, with only Helen living with her.  He was a fruit grower.  Their children were born in IL, except for Helen who was born in MO.  (R‑19, R‑22)

Children - Graves

+268.    Herbert Arthur Graves, b. 10 Aug. 1883, m. Vera Stevens, c. 1914, d. 14 March 1963.

    269.    Hubert Woodford Graves, b. 27 July 1885, m. Theresa Fischer, d. 30 Oct. 1949 (Mendocino Co., CA).  Two children.

    270.    Harold Nathan Graves, b. 22 June 1887, m. Florida Tolbert, c. 1913, d. Nov. 1966.  Death date is from the SSDI; last residence was Washington, DC.  One son.

    271.    Howard G. Graves, b. 10 May 1893, d. 4 Aug. 1924 (Newton Co., MO).

    272.    Helen M. Graves, b. 20 March 1903, d. 4 Dec. 1969 (Joplin, Jasper Co., MO).

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM F. GRAVES (18) AND AMY C. MAYES

Sarah Elizabeth (“Bettie”) Graves (91) was born 8 Nov. 1845 in Washington Co., KY, and died 16 March 1916 in Mackville, Washington Co., KY.  She married James Franklin (“Jim”) Lowe, son of Jerry Lowe and Melissa Young on 25 Jan. 1866 in Washington Co., KY.  He was born 24 May 1842 in KY, and died 9 Jan. 1916, also in Mackville, KY[11].  They were buried in the Graves and Lowe Cem., Mackville, KY.  This family was recorded on the 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 censuses in Washington Co., KY; their children were born in KY.  In 1900, Sarah stated that five of her seven children were living.  (R‑18)

Children - Lowe

    273.    William Schuyluar Lowe, b. 16 Oct. 1866, m. Nola Campbell, d. 5 July 1929.  Bur. Peter Cem. (Mackville, KY).  Three children.

    274.    Mary Etta Lowe, b. June 1868, m. Alexander Reid Russell, c. 1899, d. 16 Nov. 1950.  He is shown in genealogy 270 as descended from Thomas Graves and Sarah Lawson.  It is possible that family belongs in this genealogy instead.

    275.    James M. Lowe, b. 14 April 1870, d. 25 March 1881 (Washington Co., KY).  Bur. Graves & Lowe Cem.

    276.    Jerry Lowe

+277.    Elmer Eugene Lowe, b. 8 Jan. 1884, m. Rachel Frances Powell, c. 1907, d. 14 Oct. 1964.

    278.    Gertrude Lowe, b. 30 Oct. 1880, m. William H. Russell, 4 Dec. 1899 (Mercer Co., KY), d. 5 Oct. 1944 (Washington Co., KY).

    279.    Zanie Lowe, b. 7 Sept. 1890, m. Thomas Allen Bugg, c. 1911, d. 27 March 1975 (McCreary Co., KY).

 

Woodford (“Wood”) Graves (93) was born 30 March 1850 in Washington Co., KY, died 24 Dec. 1921 in Mackville, Washington Co., KY, and was buried in Peters Cem.  He married Quincy Elizabeth May on 3 Oct. 1872 in Washington Co., KY.  She was born in March 1854, and died 8 Dec. 1940 in McCreary Co., KY.  They were in the 1900 census in Boyle Co., KY.  They were in the 1910 census for Washington Co., KY, with only their youngest son still at home.  All their children were born in Washington Co., KY.  (R‑18)

Children - Graves

+280.    William Franklin Graves, b. 4 Aug. 1873, m. Martha Welch, 30 Nov. 1897, d. 3 March 1940.

+281.    Robert B. Graves, b. 2 Dec. 1876, m. Paralee Ella Welch, 1 July 1897, d. 12 Oct. 1953.

+282.    Charles Edward Graves, b. 5 Dec. 1878, m. Annie Katherine Russell, 3 Feb. 1903, d. 18 Dec. 1968.

+283.    Zilpha Woodford Graves, b. March 1885, m. William Oscar Harmon, 1906, d. 1925.

    284.    Sylvester Russell Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1891, m. Nannie Matherly, d. 12 Oct. 1959 (McCreary Co., KY).

 

CHILDREN OF EDWARD W. GRAVES (19) AND ELIZABETH WELLS

Thomas Smith Graves (99), called Smith, was born about 1852 in KY.  He married Emily (“Emma”) Maria Sells of Johnson Co., IN.  He was called Smith in the 1860 census of Nelson Co., KY.  They were in the 1880 census for Chaplin, Nelson Co., KY.  He was in the 1900 census for Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, widowed, with his 2 sons, when he was a dealer in livestock.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+285.    Michael Edward Graves, b. Sept. 1877, m. Bessie Browning, 1900.

    286.    Max C. Graves, b. June 1880.

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS B. GRAVES (21) AND DELIA A. WELLS

William J. Graves (106) was born in Aug. 1874 in KY.  He married Eva R. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1907.  She was born about 1877 in KY.  They were in the 1910 census for Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, with his brothers Austin and James, and uncle Jerome B. Wells living with them.  They were in the 1920 census for Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, with brother Austin Graves and cousin Anna Belle Wells living with them.  He owned a real estate business in 1910, and was a building contractor in 1920.

Children - Graves

    287.    Austin T. Graves, b.c. Dec. 1908.

    288.    Jan Graves, b.c. 1918.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES E. GRAVES (23)

William A. Graves (110) was born in Feb. 1870 in MS.  He married Bettie ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1892.  She was born in Dec. 1872 in MS.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Newton Co., MS.  Three of their 4 children were living in 1900, and 8 of their 9 children in 1910.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Ward 2, Richland Parish, LA.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in MS.

Children - Graves

+289.    Walter T. Graves, b. Sept. 1892, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    290.    Nellie M. Graves, b. Nov. 1894.

    291.    James Graves, b. Dec. 1896.

    292.    child, died in infancy.

    293.    Sarah Graves, b.c. 1901.

    294.    Maude Graves, b.c. 1904.

    295.    Harvey L. Graves, b.c. 1905.

    296.    Lucy Graves, b.c. 1906.

    297.    Ben Graves, b.c. Jan. 1910.

    298.    Pearl Graves, b.c. 1913.

    299.    William (“Bill”) Graves, b.c. Aug. 1915.

 

Mary (“Mollie”) Ann Matilda Graves (111) was born 13 Dec. 1871[12] in Decatur, Newton Co., MS, and died 9 June 1967 in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX.  She married Andrew Jackson Harper, son of Andrew J. Harper, Jr. and Martha ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 13 Nov. 1890.  He was born 1 June 1866 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA, and died 3 May 1947 in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX.

They were in the 1900 census for Precinct 8, McLennan Co., TX.  They were in the 1910 census for Ward 2, Bienville Parish, LA.  They were in the 1920 census for Precinct 1, Rains Co., TX.  He was a farmer.  (R‑9)

Children - Harper

    300.    James Andrew Harper, b. 9 Sept. 1891, d. May 1892.

    301.    Lillie Mae Harper, b. 8 March 1893 (LA), d. 22 Feb. 1971 (Brownwood, Brown Co., TX).

    302.    Thomas Edgar Harper, b. 12 Oct. 1896 (Waco, McLennan Co., TX), d. 11 Jan. 1973 (Brownwood, Brown Co., TX).

    303.    William (“Willie”) E. Harper, b.c. 1898 (TX), d. 19 Aug. 1964.

    304.    Emma Elizabeth Harper, b. 19 Aug. 1901 (TX), d. 25 Jan. 1995 (Odessa Ector Co., TX).

+305.    Joseph D. Harper, b.c. 1904, m. Viola Dolly Waldon, 1931, d. 5 Jan. 1943.

    306.    Charles (“Charlie” or “Shortie”) Franklin Harper, b. 8 Nov. 1905 (LA or TX), d. 17 July 1950.

    307.    John Wesley Harper, b. 4 March 1907 (LA or TX), d. 30 June 1978.

+308.    Albert Desmond (“Dessie” or “Doc”) Harper, b. 8 Feb. 1909 (LA or TX), m(1) Mable Jewel Holley, m(2) Oleta Merryman, 13 Feb. 1937, d. 26 March 1938 (Coleman Co., TX).  She was b.c. 1911.  1 son.

    309.    Ellis Teer Harper, b. 13 July 1911, d. Sept. 1914.

    310.    J. C. Harper (son), b.c. 1915 (TX), d. 20 March 1987 (Brown Co., TX).  Not with family in 1920 census.

 

Claude Ervin Graves (114) was born 14 Aug. 1876 in Laurel, Jones Co., MS, and died 14 Aug. 1951 in Bernice, Union Parish, LA.  He married Nancy Lenora (“Nora”) Flurry on 15 Nov. 1901 in Claiborne Parish, LA.  She was born 25 Dec. 1878 in AL, and died 4 Nov. 1962 in Baytown, Harris Co., TX.  They lived in Summerfield and other surrounding towns before settling on a farm in Weldon near Bernice, Union Parish, LA.  Claude had a dry goods store and sold farm equipment until his death.  He stepped on a rusty nail and died of tetanus in a Ruston hospital.  They were in the 1920 census for Ward 4, Union Parish, LA, when he was a farmer.  In 1920, niece Agnes Flurry, 5, and his widowed mother, Bettie Graves, 67, were living with them.  They were in the 1930 census for Bernice, Union Co., LA.  They were buried in Weldon Baptist Church Cem., Union Parish, LA.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

    311.    Mattie Lee Graves, b. 22 Nov 1900, d. 2 March 1902 (both in LA).  Bur. Weldon Baptist Church Cem.

+312.    Mark Howard Graves, b. 24 Oct. 1905, m(1) Jenny Lou ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1924, m(2) Mary Ruth Knighten, d. 19 Jan. 1991.

 

Sarah C. Graves (115) was born about 1879 in MS.  She married James Alexander Strahan, son of Neal Alexander Strahan and Charity ‑‑‑‑‑‑, about 1897.  He was born in July 1871 in MS.  They were in the 1900 census for Beat 1, Newton Co., MS, when his name was given as Oscar.  They were in the 1910 census for Beat 2, Jones Co., MS.  They were in the 1920 census for Ward 4, Union Parish, LA.  He was a farmer.  All their children through Estelle were born in MS, and Jack was born in LA.  (R‑11)

Children - Strahan

    313.    Mollie Strahan, b. Oct. 1897, d. Weldon, Claiborne Parish, LA.

    314.    Luther Ray Strahan, b. 10 Aug. 1899, m. Mamie Anne Jelico Andrews, d. 1 March 1964 (Weldon, Claiborne Parish, LA).  She was b. 2 April 1902 and d. 15 Nov. 1987, both in Claiborne Parish, LA, dau. of William Allen Andrews and Almedia Jane Williamson.  3 sons.

    315.    Myrtis Strahan, b.c. 1902.

    316.    Macie (or Masie) Kate Strahan, b. 8 Jan. 1905, d. 13 March 1993 (Homer, Claiborne Parish, LA).

    317.    Lester Strahan, b.c. 1906.

    318.    Mittie Strahan, b.c. 1908.

    319.    Cecil Strahan, b.c. 1912.

    320.    Estelle Strahan, b.c. 1914.

    321.    Jack Strahan, b.c. Feb. 1920.

 

Susan (“Susie”) R. Graves (116) was born in Dec. 1883 in MS.  She married John Jacob Hurst about 1903.  He was born about 1876 in MS.  They were in the 1910 census for Beat 3, Jones Co., MS.  They were in the 1920 and 1930 censuses for Ward 4, Union Parish, LA, living next to her sister Sarah in 1920.  He was a farmer.  Their first 4 children were born in MS, and the last in LA.  (R‑10)

Children - Hurst

    322.    Anselm G. Hurst, b.c. 1905.

    323.    Abner Cullen Hurst, b.c. 1907.

    324.    Ollie (or Allie) D. Hurst, b.c. Dec. 1909.

    325.    Otis C. Hurst, b.c. 1913, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Langston.  She was dau. of David Calvin Langston.  1 son and 1 dau.

    326.    Carl (or Karl) R. Hurst, b.c. 1919.

 

James Melton Graves (118) was born 7 Oct. 1888 in MS, and died 11 Sept. 1974 in LA.  He married Clara Belle ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1917. She was born 11 Sept. 1889 in LA, and died 5 July 1971.  They were buried in Christ Church Cem., Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, LA.  They were in the 1920 census for Ward 4, Union Parish, LA.  They were in the 1930 census for Ward 2, Richland Parish, LA, with their nephew Cullen Hurst living with them.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in LA.

Children - Graves

    327.    James Curtis Graves, b.c. 1917.

    328.    Van Don Graves, b.c. 1922.

    329.    Oneita B. (“Nita”) Graves, b.c. March 1928.

    330.    John Ervin Graves, b.c. July 1929.

 

CHILDREN OF URIAH N. GRAVES (27)

Elizabeth (“Eliza”) Jane Graves (131) was born 2 Sept. 1851 in Washington Co., KY, and died 28 June 1940 in Lincoln Co., KY.  She married Daniel (“Dan”) Cooley about 1867 in KY.  He was born in Jan. 1846[13] in KY.  They were in the 1880 and 1900 censuses for Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY.  Three of their 5 children were still living in 1900.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in KY.  (R‑6)

Children - Cooley

    331.    David S. Cooley, b.c. 1872.

    332.    Susan Ann (“Susie”) Cooley, b. Oct. 1876.

    333.    Mary Stel Cooley, b. Aug. 1878.

    334.    Moses E. Cooley, b. Aug. 1890.

 

Mary F. Graves (133) was born about 1856 in MO, and died in 1897.  She married William Noah Pickerel, called Noah, in 1875 in Nodaway Co., MO.  He was born about 1858 in MO.  They were in the 1880 census for Lincoln, Atchison Co., MO.  He was a farmer.  (R‑6)

Children - Pickerel

    335.    Henry Pickerel, b.c. 1878 (MO).

 

Louisa Serena Graves (135) was born in March 1859 in MO.  She married Hamilton M. Lee about 1881.  He was born in May 1860 in VA.  They were in the 1900 census for Lincoln, Atchison Co., MO, when 3 of their 4 children were still living.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in MO.

Children - Lee

    336.    Emily M. A. Lee, b. Sept. 1882.

    337.    Charles U. Lee, b. Jan. 1884.

    338.    Robert Lee, b. June 1894.

 

CHILDREN OF FRANCIS M. GRAVES (28) AND MARGARET A. PICKERAL

Benjamin Franklin Graves (141) was born 10 Oct. 1870 in MO, and died 26 Oct. 1959.  He married Sarah Elizabeth Rhodes, daughter of George Rhodes and Melissa Aldridge, on 9 Nov. 1893.  She was born in March 1877 in MO.  They were in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses for Newman Twp., Nancy Co., NE.  His brother (actually his cousin, son of his uncle William), Andrew W. Graves, 35, was living with them in 1920.  They were in the 1930 census for Cottonwood Twp., Nance Co., NE, with no chldren in their household.  Benjamin was a farmer.  All their children were born in NE.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

+339.    Fred Graves, b. Feb. 1896, m. Myrtle Stotts, c. 1920.

+340.    George F. (“Bud”) Graves, b. May 1898, m. Bessie Hatley.

+341.    Clyde Graves, b.c. 1905, m. Guinevere Thomas.

    342.    Delia Fern Graves, b. 27 Feb. 1909, m. Francis Marion Pickerel, 24 July 1925, d. 3 Feb. 1991.  See #351 for descendants.

 

Luther Mitchell Graves (144) was born 12 Nov. 1876 in Elmo, Nodaway Co., MO, and died12 Oct. 1959.  He married Cora Alice Hunt on 31 Dec. 1899.  She was born in March 1884 in MO.  They were in the 1900 census for Prairie Creek Twp., Nance Co., NE, with cousin Nora F. York living with them.  They were in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for Newman Twp., Nance Co., NE.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NE.

Children - Graves

    343.    Ida Graves, b.c. 1901.

+344.    Leonard E. Graves, b.c. 1903, m. Katherine ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1929.

    345.    Velma Graves, b.c. 1905.

    346.    Jessie M. Graves, b.c. 1908, m. Vaughn A. Schoonover, 1928.  He was b.c. 1904 in NE.  They were in the 1930 census for Genoa, Lincoln Co., CO, when he was a pool hall manager, and her father was living with them.

    347.    Chester Graves, b.c. 1909.

    348.    Donald Graves, b.c. 1911.

    349.    Genieve Graves, b.c. 1913.

    350.    Dorothy Graves, b.c. Dec. 1917.

 

Laura May Graves (145) was born 7 Sept. 1878 in MO, and died 12 April 1946.  She married George Washington Pickerel (her first cousin), son of Simeon Pickerel and Martha Todd, on 24 Nov. 1893.  He was born in Aug. 1874 in MO.  They were in the 1900 census for Newman Twp., Nance Co., NE, living next to her brother Benjamin.  They were in the 1910 and 1920 censuses for Prairie Creek Twp., Nance Co., NE.  George was a farmer.  All their children were born in NE.  (R‑5)

Children - Pickerel

+351.    Francis Marion Pickerel, b. 7 Nov. 1898, m. Delia Fern Graves, 24 July 1925, d. 17 Jan. 1959.

    352.    Henry W. Pickerel, b.c. 1902.

    353.    Wesley Q. Pickerel, b.c. 1905.

    354.    Lester E. Pickerel, b.c. 1911.

 

CHILDREN OF MARY A. GRAVES (29) AND SAMUEL W. MARTIN

Uriah G. Martin (151) was born 4 July 1854[14] in Boyle Co., KY, and died 23 Dec. 1930 in Mercer Co., KY.  He married Mary (“Mollie”) E. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1876.  She was born in Jan. 1854 in KY.  They were in the 1880 census for District 2, Boyle Co., KY.  They were in the 1900 census for District 1, Boyle Co., KY, when 5 of their 7 children were living.  They were in the 1910 census for North Lebanon, Marion Co., KY, when 5 of their 7 children were still living.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in KY.  (R‑12)

Children - Martin

    355.    Myrtle L. Martin, b. Aug. 1878.

    356.    Pearl L. Martin (dau.), b. March 1880.

    357.    Otho Martin, b. March 1882.

    358.    Erskin Martin, b. April 1887.

    359.    Freddie Martin, b. Feb. 1890.

 

Mary Bell Martin (152) was born 26 Feb. 1856 in KY, and died 11 Jan. 1944 in Boyle Co., KY.  She married John Richard Stewart, son of James Allen Stewart and Emaline Hargrove, on 23 Sept. 1876 in Boyle Co., KY.  He was born 22 April 1853 in Mercer Co., KY, and died 12 Dec. 1944 in Perryville, Boyle Co., KY.  (R‑12)

Children - Stewart

+360.    Zula Frances Stewart, b. 5 July 1877, m. Talton Lee Crain, Jr., 24 Nov. 1896, d. 2 Dec. 1926.

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES K. P. GRAVES (32) AND ABBIE D. ELLIOTT

Sarah (“Sadie”) Jane Graves (158) was born in Dec. 1874 in Dallas, died 13 June 1963, and was buried in Hilltop Cem., Independence, all in Polk Co., OR.  She married Chester Burnice Zumwalt, son of Benjamin F. Zumwalt and Mary Lucinda Rice.  He was born 27 Sept. 1882 in Polk Co., OR, and died 13 Dec. 1957 in South San Francisco, San Mateo Co., CA.  Their first 3 and last 3 children were born in Independence, Polk Co., OR, the fourth was born in Salem, Marion Co., OR, and the fifth was born in OR.  (R‑7)

Children - Zumwalt

    361.    Thelma Fay Zumwalt, b. 20 Jan. 1906, d. 9 June 1909 (Independence, Polk Co., OR).

+362.    Velma May Zumwalt, b. 20 Jan. 1906, m. Harry E. Nelson, c. 1925, d. 8 June 1979.

    363.    James Homer Zumwalt, b. 15 Jan. 1908, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 19 Sept. 1931 (Vancouver, Clark Co., WA), d. 21 Aug. 1972 (Dallas, Polk Co., OR).  1 dau.

+364.    Mary Ersel Zumwalt, b.c. 1910, m. Thomas Ralph Naro.

    365.    John Franklin Zumwalt, b.c. 1911, d. 1973 (OR).

    366.    Burnice Lynn Zumwalt, b.c. 1913, d. 8 March 1915 (Independence, Polk Co., OR).

    367.    Jeta (“Zetta”) Gertrude Zumwalt, b. 16 July 1915, d. 13 Aug. 1920 (Independence, Polk Co., OR).

+368.    Otho Paul Zumwalt, b. 5 July 1917, m. Laverne (Elliott) Parker, d. 2 July 2001.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM A. GRAVES (35) AND SARAH M. PICKEREL

Naoma (“Winnie”) Graves (166) was born 25 April 1881 in Lewis and Clark Co., MT, and died 6 May 1941 in NE.  She married Arthur H. Stott on 12 March 1900.  He was born 17 Aug. 1871 in OH, and died 30 May 1930.  They were in the 1900 census for South Branch Twp., Nance Co., NE.  They were in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses for Cottonwood Twp., Nance Co., NE.  (The 1930 census was taken on April 4, so he died just over a month later.)  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NE.  (R‑6)

Children - Stott

    369.    Ray G. Stott, b.c. 1904.  Farmer, single, living alone in the 1930 census for Cottonwood Twp., Nance Co., NE.

    370.    Floyd T. Stott, b.c. 1906.  Farmer, single, living alone in the 1930 census for Spring Creek Precinct, Greeley Co., NE.

    371.    Hazel M. Stott, b.c. 1909.

    372.    Elene (or Alene) Stott, b.c. 1912.

    373.    Nelloria (or Nellrene) Stott, b.c. 1917.

 

Eva Rose Graves (168) was born 5 Nov. 1888 and died 25 Dec. 1958, both in Nance Co., NE.  She married Lewis Richard Irwin.  He was born 21 Sept. 1875 in Union Mills, LaPorte Co., IN, and died 30 Jan. 1952.  They were in the 1930 census for Fullerton Twp., Nance Co., NE.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in NE.  (R‑6)

Children - Irwin

    374.    Leta Ramona Irwin, b. 29 Aug. 1908, d. 1 Dec. 2002 (Kimball, Kimball Co., NE).

    375.    Helen Naoma Irwin, b. 5 Nov. 1911, d. 15 May 1995 (Norfolk, Madison Co., NE).

    376.    Etho Arlene Irwin, b. 19 July 1914 (Fullerton Twp., Nance Co., NE), d. 5 Sept. 2010 (Lake Oswego, Clackamas Co., OR).

    377.    Richard Leslie Irwin, b. 3 Sept. 1917, d. 16 June 2005 (San Diego, Nance Co., NE).

    378.    Virginia Eloise Irwin, b. 21 Sept. 1923 (Nance Co., NE), d. 17 Oct. 2004 (FullertonTwp., Nance Co., NE).

 

Bryan Walter Graves (171) was born 10 April 1896 in Fullerton Twp., Nance Co., NE, and died 4 Nov. 1943 in Douglas Co., NE.  He married Olga E. Lindahl on 12 Feb. 1918 in the Lindahl family home, NE.  She was born about 1896 in NE, and died 25 Jan. 1981 in Central City, Merrick Co., NE.  They were in the 1930 census for Bluff Precinct, Hamilton Co., NE.  He was a farmer.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

    379.    Lester T. Graves, b.c. 1920, d. 1 Sept. 1995 (Grand Island, Hall Co., NE).

    380.    Mardel M. Graves, b.c. May 1930.

 

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[1] This is the date on his gravestone.

[2] This is the date on her gravestone.

[3] The birthdate of 1892 was from R‑6, but the 1900 census gave Oct. 1893.

[4] Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953, certificate 2328, as posted on ancestry.com.

[5] Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953, certificate 27759, as posted on ancestry.com.

[6] Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953, certificate 2749, as posted on ancestry.com.

[7] Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953, certificate 30029, as posted on ancestry.com.

[8] Kentucky. Death Records, 1852-1953, certificate 24870, as posted on ancestry.com.

 

[9] Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953, certificate 23576, as posted on ancestry.com.

[10] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, as posted on ancestry.com.

[11] Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953, certificate 3292, as recorded on ancestry.com.

[12] R‑9 gives her date of birth as 13 Dec. 1870, but census records show it as about 1872, and that fits better with the dates of birth of her siblings.

[13] The 1846 date of his birth is from the 1900 census.  However, the 1880 census shows him born about 1849.

[14] R‑12 gave the date of 4 July 1854.  The 1900 census gave July 1853.